Guest Blogger

Tawny Buck

Tawny Buck

Tawny’s oldest daughter, Quincy, suffered a severe adverse reaction to her 2-month DPT immunization. Quincy is unable to walk or talk and requires full-time support and care-giving.

Tawny has a BA in Business and Secondary Education from Eastern Washington University. In addition to writing, Tawny is also a national advocate for vaccine safety. She is the co-Chair for the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines and serves as an external consultant to the Vaccine Safety Work Group for the National Vaccine Advisory Committee.

Tawny and her husband, Rob, live in Wasilla, Alaska where they are raising three children. They are actively involved in the adaptive sports community in Alaska and the entire family shares a passion for downhill skiing in the winter and travel in the summer.

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Blog Posts by Tawny Buck

  • Disability Awareness and Tolerance

    Disability Awareness and Tolerance

    As my family prepares for another weekend, I have to face the inevitable decision about “What are we going to do?”  This is a never-ending question from my children.  My two children who are not disabled always want to do the stuff normal families do…go to a movie, go shopping, or go out to a […]

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  • Can We Build Relationships Outside the World of Disability?

    Can We Build Relationships Outside the World of Disability?

    I have recently reconnected with some old friends from high school and college thanks to the modern miracle of the Internet. It’s always a thrill to get reacquainted with people who I shared so many important experiences. But, as we start to share about our lives I am always struck by the same realization…my life […]

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  • To Be Effective, Caregivers Must Build and Protect A Relationship of Trust

    To Be Effective, Caregivers Must Build and Protect A Relationship of Trust

    I have a great deal of respect for anyone who chooses to focus their career on working with the disabled…it’s not something people do for the high salary or the glamour. For the most part, folks who work with the developmentally disabled have big hearts and genuine desire to make a difference in the lives […]

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  • Appreciating the Amazing Siblings of Disabled Children

    Appreciating the Amazing Siblings of Disabled Children

    I was talking to a friend of mine today who is raising two beautiful girls, one who is a young teenager and another who is a “tweener” with autism. We began one of our many conversations about our lives and the challenges we face. Our conversation focused on the balancing act we walk to make […]

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  • Pride in the Accomplishments of My Disabled Daughter

    Pride in the Accomplishments of My Disabled Daughter

    The great joy of being a parent is celebrating your children’s success. Every developmental milestone reached by our babies is carefully recorded in scrapbooks. We save report cards, trophies, ribbons, medals and all the wonderful trinkets our children bring to us for their brilliance in academics, sports, or civic clubs. We share their work with […]

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